At last! Lacey Yorston’s wish to see her favourite band One Direction has finally come true.
The seven-year-old, who suffers from a sleep disorder, got to see the chart-toppers perform at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena after she nodded off during Sunday’s gig.
The youngster from Harton, South Shields, suffers from a currently undiagnosed condition which means she struggles to sleep at night and often falls into deep sleeps.
On Tuesday, the Gazette reported that, after waiting more than a year to see the boys, Lacey nodded off the minute she arrived at the concert and slept for 15 hours straight.
When mum Ashley Yorston, 29, broke the bad news to her daughter that she’d missed the gig, Lacey was devastated.
However, after the Gazette got in touch with Metro Radio Arena bosses, they were only too happy to give Lacey another pair of tickets.
We’re so gratefulAshley Yorston
Mrs Yorston, who is married to Greg, said: “We are so grateful and thankful for this second chance to see them.
“She originally got the first pair of tickets for her sixth birthday so she’d waited more than a year to see them - but sadly fell asleep.
“She was so gutted when she realised she’d missed them but then she was chuffed to bits when she found out she’d been given another pair of tickets.
“We had a brilliant time on Tuesday, and Lacey loved every minute.”
Yesterday Lacey had to go to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary to take part in a sleep study. Doctors think she may have a form a sleep apnoea which restricts the amount of oxygen she receives at night. Since May she has been staying awake during the early hours, before finally nodding off at 5am - meaning it’s been a struggle for her to go to school.
Mrs Yorston added: “Hopefully we’ll have some answer after this study.”
Paul Tappenden, general manager at Metro Radio Arena, said: “We were so sorry to hear Lacey missed such a fantastic show on Sunday evening but we’re delighted we can help her see her idols live in the North East.”